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BLW Recipe // Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

As much as I love juicy meaty beef burgers, I am a little wary about how healthy they actually are, even when they are homemade. If you had suggested I would enjoy a vegetarian style burger a few months ago, I would have laughed in your face. That is the beauty of this baby led weaning journey; you try new things and find out you actually like them.

We were about to have to pork and apple burgers which I’d made a few weeks ago and frozen, when I decided to mix together some sweet potato and spinach to create these healthy, delicious veggie burgers. I love it when inspiration just strikes like that!




What you will need to make these sweet potato veggie burgers:

one sweet potato

one egg

160g of spinach

20g breadcrumbs

Sweet potato veggie burgers recipe using healthy and nutririous ingredients. These burgers are perfect for baby led weaning or a family dinner.

How to make sweet potato veggie burgers

1. Start by boiling, steaming or microwaving your sweet potato. Once cooked, scoop out the flesh and mash in a bowl. Alternatively, you could use frozen cubes of sweet potato. Once boiled or steamed, place in a bowl and mash.

2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a colander and pour boiling water over it until it shrinks. Rinse with cold water and then carefully squeeze the excess moisture out. Once it’s relatively dry, chop up finely and add to the bowl.

3. Add a whisked egg to the bowl, along with the breadcrumbs and combine the mixture with your hands.

4. Using a tablespoon, separate the mixture into small balls and roll in your hands.

5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and place the rolled up balls. Flatten with the back of your tablespoon to create a burger shape.

6. After a few minutes, flip the burger.

7. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown, then serve alone or in small buns with a little salad.




Dex loved these sweet potato veggie burgers nearly as much as I did. I had planned to keep some aside to freeze for another day, but we ended up eating them all! One or two of these would actually make a great snack during the day.

 

Sweet potato veggie burgers recipe using healthy and nutririous ingredients. These burgers are perfect for baby led weaning or a family dinner.

Let me know if you try these and what you think.

You can see more of my healthy baby led weaning recipes here.




Sweet potato veggie burgers recipe using healthy and nutririous ingredients. These burgers are perfect for baby led weaning or a family dinner.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Ingredients

  • one sweet potato
  • one egg
  • 160g of spinach
  • 20g breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling, steaming or microwaving your sweet potato. Once cooked, scoop out the flesh and mash in a bowl. Alternatively, you could use frozen cubes of sweet potato. Once boiled or steamed, place in a bowl and mash.
  2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a colander and pour boiling water over it until it shrinks. Rinse with cold water and then carefully squeeze the excess moisture out. Once it's relatively dry, chop up finely and add to the bowl.
  3. Add a whisked egg to the bowl, along with the breadcrumbs and combine the mixture with your hands.
  4. Using a tablespoon, separate the mixture into small balls and roll in your hands.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and place the rolled up balls. Flatten with the back of your tablespoon to create a burger shape.
  6. After a few minutes, flip the burger.
  7. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown, then serve alone or in small buns with a little salad.
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5 Comments

  • Reply Topfivemum

    Yes! Another one for me to try. I’m so bored of doing the same old things with sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing xx

    10th February 2017 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Karra

    Great idea!Thanks!

    13th April 2017 at 3:09 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Would you freeze these before you fry them or after? Any suggestions on what to serve them with? And for many burgers does one batch make? Sorry for all the questions!

    5th August 2017 at 7:26 am
    • Reply mummytodex

      Hi Sarah,

      You could freeze the balls before frying or you could do it after, up to you!

      Each batch made about six burgers if memory serves me correctly. They didn’t last long at all!

      How old is your little one? At six-twelve months, two or three of these burgers with a few bits of veg is probably enough. Sweet corn, peas, broccoli or cauliflower florets. Maybe during the summer months a few sticks of cucumber, cherry tomatoes quartered and some cheese.

      Now Dex is an it older I serve these in a bun alongside potato and a range of veg, but he eats a lot!!

      Hope that helps xx

      5th August 2017 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Thank you so much! She’s 18 months. Can’t wait to try them x

    5th August 2017 at 8:45 am
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